Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017

Veterans Day-flag

Happy Veterans Day. Si vis pacem, para bellum.  Photo by M. Hohmann

 

National Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, VA  Photo by M. Hohmann

 

Additional info at: https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

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About Mike Hohmann

I did lots of camping/hiking as a kid in the Scouts, and I still strive to ‘be prepared.’ After high school, I got bored with more school and enlisted in the Army Corps. of Engineers, doing two tours in Vietnam.

Post military, I completed BS and MBA degrees and spent several decades with Corporate America, working mostly in the areas of conventional and renewable energy. I also spent over a decade as a self-employed small business consultant in marketing and finance.

As a young family man with a wife and two kids, we spent many vacations camping and hiking in northern Minnesota. I spent additional long weekends fishing the rivers and camping/hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

I retired early and hit the trails hard– in the lower-48, Alaska, and western Canada. These days I backpack, car-camp and day-hike, go snowshoeing, and try to get the grand-kids out to teach them the ways of the trail.

Other interests include American Revolutionary War and Civil War history, 19th and 20th century firearms, Native American history; business and macroeconomics.

I’m a recently-licensed amateur (Ham) radio operator, and I look forward to many radio-related adventures in coming months. Life is good!

Member, Superior Hiking Trail Association;
Member, Appalachian Mountain Club;
Member, REI;
Member, ARRL- Amateur Radio Relay League, the National Assoc. for Amateur Radio;
Twin Cities Metro Skywarn Spotter;
Twin City FM Club;
Richfield Amateur Radio Club;
QRP ARCI, Low-Power Amateur Radio Club International;
Honorary Member, Toronto QRP Society;
Life Member, National Rifle Association

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